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Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Shamara Baggett 

Posted by John Komarek | Sunday, December 9, 2018 1:37:00 PM
After years of exhaustion working two jobs to make ends meet, Shamara Baggett decided to upgrade her career to achieve a work/life balance as a Metro Transit bus operator. Whether she put on the uniform of a nursing assistant, private care [...]
Shared Mobility

Meet Metro Transit’s new Shared Mobility Program Manager 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, December 7, 2018 11:15:00 AM
Growing up in a farming community outside of Columbus, Ohio, Meredith Klekotka took long bus trips to and from school and didn’t have many places she could safely walk to. Frustrated by the lack of options, she developed an early [...]

Shelters, improved signage creating better bus stops 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, November 29, 2018 1:46:00 PM
Several boarding locations were improved with new or existing shelters this year including, clockwise from left, a stop outside the Franklin Library on Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis; 7th Street East and Johnson Parkway, St. Paul, and Arcade Street [...]
Good Question

Route, Trip, or Segment? 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, November 26, 2018 2:58:00 PM
Transit terminology can at times be difficult to decipher. The terms route, trip and segment are among those that can be confusing. Here's an explanation of how these terms should be used: Isn’t it just called a trip when I take [...]

On/Off the Clock with Tensaie Umeta  

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, November 19, 2018 2:58:00 PM
Name: Tensaie Umeta (ten-ah-say oom-et-ah) Lives: Roseville Job: Senior Account Specialist Years of service: 10 How did you come to work at Metro Transit and what do you do? I started as a bus operator in 2008, which helped me [...]
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